A 5533 Project by Nancy  Atakan and Volkan Aslan, ‘Any Questions?’, 2014, 5533

"Any Questions?" shows five people scribbling questions on a found blackboard retrieved from the storage area of the Istanbul art space, 5533. Sentences written on the board refer to the questions raised in different projects organized by the artist initiative over the last two years. The issues range from the binary of 'artist's initiative versus institution' to what defines periphery in Istanbul. In the video, the more actors come in and out of camera range and switch places to fill the board with their questions, the more illegible the questions become. This simple gesture opens up speculation about how the initiative works and the variable stance of artists, curators and even spectators who interact in the space. Actors include artists and curators who work with 5533 in 2014: Ali Taptık, Merve Ünsal, Nancy Atakan, Özden Demir, Özge Ersoy, and Volkan Aslan.

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